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Michael Chavis

Born: 08/11/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 210
Primary Position: 3B
Athletic build with a little room to grow. Muscular, with strength present throughout frame.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 08/15/2017
Dates Seen 4/23/17 (DH), 8/11/17-8/13/17
Affiliate Portland Sea Dogs (AA, Red Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Slightly open stance, above-average bat speed. Ball jumps off bat, loud contact, bat head gets to pitches on the inner half. Athletic/compact stroke, barrel gets to ball well, hard contact mostly comes pull side. Primarily a fly-ball hitter. Collapses his back leg on occasion; pulls head. Swings mostly for power only, gets under pitches using moderate leverage, struggles waiting on off-speed. Feel for the zone needs improvement. Projects to fringe-average utility.
Power 55 Plus raw, bat speed and strength to frequently drive pitches. Swing plays well for power pull-side. Compact power stroke allows him to get to pitches on the inner half; strong enough to drive oppo when late but contact skills aren't quite there yet. Projects above-average utility at maturity.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Timed 4.38. Below-average runner, solid athlete for muscular build. Gets to the bases he needs to, doesn’t have the body to be a burner.
Glove 45 Flashed glove skills, average range. Rushed himself a bit, doesn’t play like a natural. Not real twitchy at 3B, potential move to 2B/LF is likely.
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength, has velo/carry to make throws from the line. Arm slot wandered and caused some inaccuracy.

Chavis’ game is built on his ability to drive the baseball, but everything else is a bit fringy. His swing is strong, powerful, compact and fast, but his bat-to-ball is inconsistent due to his aggressiveness and some approach issues. He has enough natural skill to hit for a workable average with power, which does profile well at a corner infield position. His glove and footwork make me question whether third base is his long-term defensive home, but he has enough natural range to work in second or left field. Chavis has lots of imperfections in his profile and still needs to answer some questions, but the ceiling is there for Chavis to become a major league regular.

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